The first kakapo chick to hatch since 2011, belongs to kakapo mother Lisa. Here is “Lisa1”, only a couple of days old!
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This is not a cute animal blog, this is not a cute animal blog.
Who am I kidding, this is very much in part a cute animal blog.
(And who could resist sharing such a beautiful baby?)
Of course, now the Endlers and Platies are jealous and want their own paintings.
Don’t worry, you guys, if I procrastinate enough between projects I intended to do, you’ll end up getting painted. (You have to let me photograph you first though.)
How could I forget the shrimp?
- wanlingnic said: Did you name him after SANDI? OAO
You bet I did!
Which was maybe a bit of an odd choice (since I looove Sandi but he’s male) but I was sitting in the car as we came home desperately going through what I could name him and the punkiness of it sort of stuck? (Although he’s also, His High Grumpychops, Lord of the Tank, Leader of the Guppy Hunt, and Devourer of Small Fry. We are not worthy of his sassbutt.
First kakapo chick hatches since 2011
Painstaking repairs to a crushed kakapo egg have paid dividends with the arrival of the first kakapo chick since 2011.
There had been concern Lisa One would not survive after the egg was last week found crushed, on the nest.
The chick, belonging to kakapo mother Lisa, hatched on Friday evening under the anxious gaze of the Kakapo Recovery team, on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.
Senior ranger Jo Ledington did an incredible job carefully repairing the egg with tape and glue, programme manager Deidre Vercoe Scott said.
"We only have five viable eggs on Whenua Hou and this one was the first laid. It was touch and go for a few days but with the special care and expertise of our team, the dedication has paid off," Ms Vercoe Scott said.
Lisa One is in an incubator on the island and receiving round-the-clock attention, including regular feeding, weighing and checks. It will be several weeks before it’s known which sex it is.
The other four eggs are also in incubator care and are expected to hatch at various stages during the next few weeks.
Lisa One’s arrival has increased the total population of the critically endangered New Zealand parrot to 125.
I shared this on Facebook wondering why it was taped up, and this elaborates and explains it! Oh wow, what a lucky baby, and well done to everyone involved!
Little things I’ve posted on twitter the last few days. A breezy afternoon and a day spent grumping!!
"I’m not an animal lover if that means you think things are nice if you can pat them, but I am intoxicated by animals."
I need this quote on a t-shirt or a kickass poster
…I did not know you could make these guys funnier, but here are Kakapo babies, so I guess I was wrong.
What a sad, poor life.
What a beautiful, cruel nature.
Shuna no tabi — Miyazaki Hayao
I want a copy of Shuna so much!